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Sep 23, 2010 10:00am EDT
of his administration told congress the threat of a terrorist attack on u.s. soil is very real. so, we're following that. >>> also developing right now, house republicans about to unveil what they call their pledge to america. now, basically, this is a set of promises for what they'll do if they take over the house. 12 republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the republicans today, they'll rule out the following. they want to reduce government spending and go back to 2008 levels that has to do with national security. they want to repeal the national health care law and mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac and they want to make the bush tax cuts permanent. those are
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 3:00pm EDT
to the u.s. coast. and that's not the only one out there. cop rsus cop then. two groups out today that share a lifetime of law enforcement experience. but they are very different views on whether it's time for california and other states to make smoking pot legal. >>> and then a sexy sports reporter, some says, says members of the new york jets that w ent too far in her coverage. the team under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations just hours before they take the field for the first time game, or the first game of the season. all at this coming hour. hello, everyone. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing on this monday. live from nbc world headquarte in new york. first breaking news that just came in within the last hour. the case of accused christmas day bomber, abdulmutallab. pete williams is all over that one. tell us what happened at the hearing today. somewhat surprising for some. >> it was. he's basically borrowing a page from the terrorismth trial of t man originally accused of being the 21st hijacker. in fact, what happened is abdulmutallab today told a federal judge, yo
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2010 2:00pm EDT
if kerry can hear us at this point either. but again, this is this pastor terry jones. he's planning, as he say, to burn the koran. i think we've worked out the audio. let's listen in. >> i believe what has sometimes escaped the news media, we have also received quite a bit of support. just yesterday we got a phone call from a retired special force green beret, delta force. it's his opinion that people from the field, the special forces he told us are ç100% behind us. he was saying that it was there in yugoslavia when the radical muslims, and that is the element that we are aiming at. that is the element that we want for them to back down. he said he was there in yugoslavia when they burnt down 150 churches. he said he was there as a three-story building that was a hospital, a three-story building full of christians was burnt to the ground, and they were allowed to do nothing. because of international pressure, because of policies. they were allowed to do nothing. our military men who are trained to rescue lives, to save lives, to protect our country stood in front of a three-story hospit
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
with breaking news this morning. a u.s. woman being held in iran is finally free. andrea mitchell will report live for us from tehran. >>> folks across the country, specifically in seven states and the nation's capital, they're heading to the polls today. of course, it is silly season between the democrats and the republicans. >> oh, i'm melting. >> john boehner opposes funding for government jobs. jobs for teachers, for cops for firefighters. >>> also, meet the high school football player who nearly died after scoring a game-winning touchdown. >>> then, men versus women. who is more likely to wash their hands after using the bathroom? we got some results for you an odd survey that might surprise you. >>> good tuesday morning, i'm richard lui filling in for chris jansing. u.s. citizen sarah shourd just released from a prison in iran. she was being held there for more than a year. iran granting $500,000 bail for shourd because of health reasons. it's not known if the bail is already paid. the family says they could not afford it and the u.s. says it would not pay for it. now, we'll head live t
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 3:00pm EDT
that it took us a decade to get into the problem that we're in right now. "the wall street journal" came out with a report based on census information that the years from 2001 to 2009, the middle class actually saw their wages decline by 5%. this is before the financial crisis. so these have been some long-term trends of the middle class having a lot of problems out there. what we've got to do now is to reverse it. but something that took ten years to create is going to take a little more time to solve. >> i've heard you give that turnaround message you just gave many times. >> right. >> let me ask about your assessment of the challenge and communicating that to the american people. we all identify with people like ourselves. do you think it's possible that because of your style or the unusual things about your background, your racial heritage, where you grew up, ivy league education, that the fearful voters who are about to go to the polls in november think, yes, i hear him, he may get it intellectually, but he doesn't feel what i'm feeling. >> here's my suspicion. i think when the unemploy
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
claims iran may be financing attacks by the taliban against u.s. interests in afghanistan. according to the sunday times in london, taliban militants are getting paid thousands to carry out these attacks. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul with the latest. tom with a good day to you, what can you tell us? >> well, the british sunday times says one of its reporters has met with a taliban treasurer from wardak province west of kabul who makes regular trips into kabul to go to five iranian construction companies which then give him cash to carry back to the shadowed governor of wardak province, who distributes the money to taliban fighters. they each get paid about $200 a month and are given a bonus of a thousand dollars if they kill an american and $6,000 if they destroy an armored vehicle belonging to the americans. now the "sunday times" says these companies have been in existence about six months, take money from foreign donors, for reconstruction projects, send the profits back to tehran by the banking system and return some of the money to kabul to be distributed to the taliban treasure
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 2:00pm EDT
survived this terrible crash. these are the pictures coming into us. the plane was trav there is no word on what caus this crash. >>> and legalized recreational marijuana could become a reality in california. on election day residents will vote on proposition 19 which will take away criminal penalties for people 21 an older for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. former dea administrator says it will be a big mistake. >> safety in the streets will be jeopardi jeopardized, on the highways, in the workplace, everywhere. proposition 19 is simply a to pathway, not to dice, but to disaster. >> nbc news correspondent pete williams joins us live. that's one side of the argument. what is the other side saying? >> the other side is number one, the war on drugs is a large failure, especially as it has police cracking down on the u.s. use of marijuana, which isn't worth the effort. 400,000 people in california use it legally. many more us it illegally. they also say if california were they could marijuana tax it. and former officials of mexico say california were to do this it would put
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> the swiss who have been negotiating for her release, but there's no confirmation yet from the u.s. government which, of course, is not represented here. it's frankly a confusing day because there are reports that she was being released. we heard at first, but then there was paperwork to be done. there are reports, richard, that money was paid. >> we have just had a statement from the mother of sarah shourd, she said i hoped and prayed for this moment for 410 days and i cannot wait to wrap sarah in my arms. she goes on to say i can only imagine how bitter sweet her freedom is for her leaving shane and josh behind. she was hiking with josh fattal and shane bauer near the iraq/iran border. they remain in custody. ali arouzi is there right now. do you know what is in store for josh and shane? >> we got a report from the judiciary that their custody will be extended by two months. that may seem ominous, but that's the first time the authorities put a time frame on their jail time. they never said how long they will keep them for. they never formally charged them. today the chief prosec
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 3:00pm EDT
people, the american people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country. it's about having that adult conversation an honest, open way, that will help get us the answers to lay out the plan that will solve this problem once and for all. >> congressman bill cassidy is a physician and a republican from louisiana who was a key member of today's roll out. congressman, as you know going into this republicans thought it wasn't a good idea to do this. i didn't hear specifics from john boehner. e read through the pledge. can you tell us how specifically you are going to cut spending? how republicans are going to make these changes? i didn't see them in there. >> one thing we can say about the reform, the congressional budget office says that will save $54 billion over ten years. that is a specific we would implement without having an immediate impact. >> where are the changes in entitlement programs? are the mentions of the cost of war in afghanistan and iraq? >> let me start with the entitlement programs. the day after the president signed the health
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. it's quite obvious it's not just the islamic world that is concerned about this. theç u.s. military leaders are concerned enough they have raised the ante by speaking about it, pulling off the effort here by addressing it. their concerns is when the korans are burned it may cause americans in uniform danger in other parts of the world. the burning of the koran is a catalyst to starting more unprovoked violence again americans in uniform. i asked the pastor here about that. what would he think, if he burned these korans and an american was targeted. this is what he had to say. >> yeah, of course. we would feel terrible. that would be a disaster. that would be beyond words. but we are not responsible for that. why don't we point the finger where it belongs. they point the finger at us. why don't we point the finger at them, the people who did it. >> will he burn the korans, that's the big question. i asked him that. he did say this was a message from god for him to burn them. perhaps he'll get another message from his god telling him not to burn them. then, of course, there's the city
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
jolie told reporters, i have no words. leaders from the state department and the u.s. military to the head of his laumic society of north america are also calling on pastor terry jones to reconsider. >> i'm heartened by the clear, unequivocal of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> top u.s. commanders in afghanistan were warn the koran building could put u.s. soldiers at risk. kerry sanders is at the site in gainesville, florida. what is going to go on saturday? is this group going to still burn the koran? are they able to do it? >> this is called the dove outreach center and the pastor jones, as you mentioned, has a congregation maybe of 50. they claim they're going to gather in the field here in front of the chunrch and they'r going to set up a stage and make speeches and then they're going to take the korans, which they have already purchased. some they say were donated. they're going to put them, they say, into a pit, light them on fire and burn them. but there are hurdles that they're going to have to clear tha
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
following this story and he joins us now from decatur, georgia. ron, good morning. >> hey, thomas. good day to you. eddie long is one of the most popular ministers in this country he built a religious empire in the atlanta area and some say these are simple attempts to bring all of that down. >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. somebody needs to bless god for that. >> reporter: he's hosted presidents like here at the funeral of coretta scott king. >> we thank the king family and we're in much prayer for you. >> reporter: he preaches to tens of thousands at his mega church outside atlanta. he counseled president clinton during the lewinsky scandal and an outspoken opponent of homosexuality. but today eddie long, who calls himself bishop, stands alone in the hot spotlight, sued in civil court by three former male members of his church for sexual coercion. no criminal charges have been filed. they say long introduced him to his world of luxury, private jets, rolls royces and even putting them on the church payroll while pressuring them into having sex. >> the bishop was grooming young
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
and we want to get jobs in america. >> it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by the -- by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief inplace. >> all right. that's what happened over the weekend. msnbc political analyst richard wolffe joins us from the white house north lawn. when we hear this, sounds like it's couched in a quiet way by john boehner. is this really a signal for compromise? a lot of folks asking that. >> reporter: well, that's a great question. it's campaign season, okay? so there was some signaling of compromise, boehner has said that, in fact, he is just trying to take a talking point away from the white house. there's all of this positioning going on. the point is he's trying to make himself look reasonable to the electorate, and in doing so he has just undermined what has been actually a very effective republican strategy for the last two years or so, which is so oppose t obama white house on significant measures, on big measures like tax cuts, and fiscal policy in tgeneral. ey are trying to say
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
with no because i'm not. if god told us to do it, then i guess he could tell us to do something different. >> this morning, general ray ordeearno also expressed his concern of american troops if this burning takes place. >> i think there will be some backlash and i think we have seen some already. >> kerry sanders is in florida. this church, if it tries to burn the koran, it would be violating an ordinance, right? >> yes. the city has an ordinance, not related to burning of korans, but just burning anything in your yard. they have a field here and the ordinance is rather specific. it allows, for instance, kids to go camping and have a little camp fire in their yard. but, it has to be twigs and branches. the city police department says that they have interpreted the ordinance that if they were to burn the books that the ink in the koran would be a hazardous material and, so, what they're planning to do is if they decide to come out here and burn the koran as they say they're going to do on the anniversary of 9 /11 the gainesville fire department will be on alert. if they try to spark it, t
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2010 3:00pm EDT
, the special forces he told us, are 100% behind us. >> this has turned into an international controversy. general david petraeus has warned that koran burn willing actually endanger troops and civilians abroad. tt vatican, secretary of constituent hillary clinton, even angelina jolie has condemned the plan. kerry sanders now from the site of the planned koran burning. >> so the church here in central florida says, chris, that they are going forward with their plan to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 on saturday. it's a time when the city of gainesville will be filled with more than 90,000 additional residents coming here for a football game between the university of florida and the university of south florida down the street in tampa. so the police are not releasing what their security measures are going to be. but they have said local, state and federal, that's the department of homeland security, are involved in preparing to respond if it's needed. of course, the greatest concern is that if he and his congregation burn the koran, it might elicit violence. of course, the other
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>> it sounded to us yesterday like a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in play. >> they're pressuring but president obama says then' very wealthy n't need it. still the president and democrats are keeping the pressure on the gop trying to highlight the damage they say republicans have done to the economy. this is a new ad from the democratic national committee. >> tax cuts for thbusinesses. those that ship jobs and profits oversees saving multinational corporations $10 billion so to china and india and mexico, boehner has a message. you're welcome. >> maybe movement on middle class tax cuts is enough to turn the tide. the president certainly needs li it. political watchers point to dec many americans think the president is out of touch with the problems of real people. one word to describe the president, most answered disappointing. msnbc political analyst richard wolf joins me now from the whit house. the president made this point of blaming the republicans last week of getting in the way of middle class tax
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
caught in this situation, that the immediate threat, this is the way it appears to us based on the facts we have, that the immediate threat to the people who work inside johns hopkins nelson building, that threat is now not a problem. so clint, we're keeping our eye on the situation. we'll keep our viewers up to date if we get more information that makes it seem like it's an ongoing problem there. thank you for your help, as well. >> okay, contessa. >>> the fight in congress over your money is now reaching fevered pitch. democrats and republicans have put up their dukes over middle-class tax cuts. and both sides are using that as ammunition for election day. the president called on congress once again to extend a tax cut for the middle class. but republicans want to extend the bush tax cuts for everyone. including the super wealthy. >> that this is not the time to increase taxes on anyone. >> vice president biden says the white house won't back down on this fight, either. biden says the tax money won't matter to people making millions of dollars. but for the middle-class, it could mean t
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. he didn't use a word bullying but it was a message about that conduct. saying when your friends are doing well, don't be jealous of them, be proud of them. watch what they're doing and maybe you can learn something, too. so it's those kinds of sentiments we heard from the president today. should mention the president has been pushing hard on education reforms. his race to the top initiative, a competition for schools for federal funding that makes certain reforms. there's an election here in washington, d.c. today that a lot of people will be watching closely. mayor adrian fenty in a tough re-election battle. a lot of observers in local politics thinks he may not prevail. he hired the chancellor of washington schools. somebody the president and education secretary appointed to as somebody who is good on the issues of reform. we'll see if mayor fenty and michelle reid keep their jobs after today. >> savannah guthrie live at the white house. thank you. >>> an update on american sarah shourd. she's out of the iranian prison and speaking now for the very first time. >> i want to rea
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2010 8:00am EDT
economic week. nbc's mike viqueira joins us live from the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it's all about the economy this week for president obama. he's set to unveil new initiatives to boost employment and help democrats in congress keep their jobs in the bargain. with summer drawing to a close, the campaign season is now in full swing. for the president, it promises to be an all-out political fight. >> i think voting tomorrow we would be doing well. >> reporter: they're on the attack against mr. obama and the party. >> he's governed from the left ditch. he turned the agenda over to the liberals in the house and here we are a few months before the election and all caught up with him. >> reporter: the number one issue, the economy. with growth still sluggish and the jobless rate high. many democrats are in danger of losing their seats with some running away from their own leaders. >> that may not be what the washington crowd wants but i don't work for them, i work for you. >> reporter: angry voters in ohio want more presidential focus on the economy. >> we'r
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
, what his spokesman said and a host of things. certainly, it sounded tohe us yesterday like there was a willingness by the -- by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class taxelief in play. >> richard wolffe an nbc news political analyst, he joins me live from the white house. you've got this narrative now that john boehner may have stolen the show, if you will, when it comes to the argument that the republicans trying to protect the wealthy and not looking out for the middle class. what are you hearing. >>> >> reporter: the white house thinks there is room for greel or attack. either john boehner opens the do to a possible dpreem agreeme the middle class tax cuts or the move the republicans ar just playing politics. it'sot very personal. both men hve taken to twiter, gibbs and boehner taken to twitter to air criticism mz. we so show the twitter feeds. robert gibbs, the press secretary, has id, don't forget this handy clip and save the graphic of the k street cabinet april black and white photo doesn'tdo the tan justice, a reference "the ne
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
of a better response than to mimic their ideas. the u.s. political correspondent for financial times. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you think when it comes to the economy it is possible to separate politics from the policies the white house is putting forth? >> not now, that's for sure. eight weeks out from the midterm election. this is all about politics and about trying to shore up the democratic seats in the house and the senate and to staunch some of the losses there. i think that's what president is trying to do, to show to voter his realizes the gravity of the problem and he's on to it. >> let's get to the democrats' main message on the economy right now, and contrast that with the republicans in terms of how they say they would handle things differently. >> i think, i mean, it's a problem for both parties here. democrats are not sure what their economic message is at the movement. the president has come out strong again saying it's jobs, jobs, jobs from now on but there's a lot of division within the democratic party. we see some democrats trying to distance themselves from t
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence] >>> break news. iran says it is ready to release a female u.s. hiker held for more than a year, but is there catch guahen. >>> new word on that massive fire near san francisco today. officials are now changing the number of those ad and missing. >> middle class families, middle class families. >> you got that in the middle class mantra. president obama plans another week pushing the economy. a report on the new message from the white house. >>> cashing in that sexy russian spy is back in the headlines. now it appears she is trying to make money in a new way. and good morning to all of you. welcome to msnbc sunday. breaking news out of iran this morning. officials now say they will release an american hiker held in that will country for more than a year. sarah shourd has been one of three detained since last year. her iranian lawyers say she could be released in the next two or three days, a major abo face for iran. she is one of three american hikers accused of spying. shane baueand josh fattal
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2010 10:00am EDT
, right now at red lobster. >>> developing now -- iran says it's ready to release a female u.s. hiker held for more than a year. is there a catch again? >>> new word on that massive fire near san francisco today. officials are now changing the number of those dead and missing. >>> single class families. >> the middle class mantra, president obama plans another week pushing the economy. a report on a new message from the white house. >>> cashing in the sexy spy trying to make money in a new way. plus -- ♪ >> why the commercial jingle is making a comeback. we'll get to that. meantime good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sunday." it's 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 out west. sharp words from a top white house adviser thismorning as both parties stake out their positions on the economy. on "meet the press" this morning, david axelrod blasted republican calls to extend the bush era tax cuts and taking on one republican by name. >> the man who would be speaker has said about what he wants to do about the economy, he says he wants to restore those tax cuts for companies that
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2010 11:00am EDT
's official. the campaign season is upon us. congress comes back this week. they're only going to be here for three weeks, four at the most, and then it's back out on the mustings, more of this red meat politics for the next two months. >> okay. something we'll be talking about a lot together. mike viqueira. >>> catch david's full interview with david axelrod and mayor giuliani when "meet the press" reairs at 2:00 eastern on "msnbc sunday." >>> we are following a developing story out of iran at this hour, a jailed american hiker held for over 13 months by iranian authorities may be released withindays. sarah shourd could soon come home on about a half million dollars bail. nbc's ali arouzi is joining us from london and with a good day to you a story we're eager to see the outcome of, any news from tehran, ali? >> well, it's the news we've been hearing since the last few days. there's been so many twists and turns in this story. friday the president's announcement she was going tohee freed on saturday and then tehran's chief prosecutor overturned that and then the chief prosecutor gave a p
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